Posts Tagged ‘F1’

After the second weekend of racing in this year’s Formula One calendar, it has become clear that with the most recent rule changes a different beast has been awakened within the sport. Announced as part of measures intended to increase overtaking, they include a new moveable rear wing that can be used in designated areas of a track, a new tyre supplier who was instructed to deliberately make tyres that wear quickly, the re-introduction of KERS power boost, and the return of the 107% qualifying rule.

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Finally, we started receiving news of driver repositioning in F1, after weeks, months even, of speculation and silence across the teams. We now have a little bit more idea of what will happen next season, with a few confirmations and solid rumours replacing all the uncertainty. What is certain is that Kimi Raikkonen will not be in F1 next season, instead preferring to look at the opportunities in WRC, and as a Finn that is a style well known to him.

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In July 2008 Bernie Eccleston agreed a contract with Donington Park to host the British Grand Prix from 2010 for seventeen years. Plans were drawn up and put together to build facilities that would meet the F1 supremo’s stringent standards, and costs were estimated at around £100 million. Chief Executive of Donington, Simon Gillett, said at the time that he was confident of raising the necessary funds to ensure the go-ahead of the race.

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